Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Break by Marian Keyes

Paperback: 570 pages.                                                                                             
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Fiction
Publisher: Michael Joseph Penguin 2017
Source: Penguin - Bookmarks - Complimentary Copy
First Sentence: 'Myself and Hugh,' I say. 'We're taking a break'
Favourite Quote: 'Life is for living. Never let anyone tell you you're too old. If you want to do something, do it now because you might not get your chance again.'
Review Quote:'Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny' The Times
My Opinion:  570 pages! If you are a fan of Marian Keyes then I guess this will please you as one can never get enough of a favourite author? There is no doubt that Marian Keyes is a great storyteller and I found myself reading a 100 pages a night as I kept just wanting to read a bit more. She successfully, sympathetically covers the serious and topical issues of grief and abortion.  Besides covering difficult issues providing food for thought there are also plenty of laugh out loud moments.

Précis Courtesy of Goodreads:

Amy's husband Hugh isn't really leaving her.

At least, that's what he promises. He is just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. For six-months Hugh will lose himself in south-east Asia, and there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.

Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . .

It's been a long time since Amy held a briefcase in one hand and a baby in the other. She never believed she'd have to go it alone again. She just has to hold the family together until Hugh comes back.

But a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman?

Because falling in love is easy. The hard part - the painful, joyous, maddening, beautiful part - is staying in love.

Video Trailer for 'The Break ' Courtesy of YouTube

                        Marian tempts you into reading The Break by reading the first chapter.

Author Profile

Marian Keyes was born 10 September 1963 in Limerick, Ireland. She writes both fiction and nonfiction and is best known for her work in women's literature. She is an Irish Book Awards winner. Over 22 million copies of her novels have been sold worldwide and her books have been translated into 32 languages. She became known worldwide for Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, and This Charming Man, with themes including domestic violence and alcoholism.

For a full and interesting biography visit Marian Keyes - Website

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